Virginia E. Whealton is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Tech University. A scholar of nineteenth-century music, her research focuses on two areas: 1) Parisian music, specifically on Romantic musicians’ travel writings and travel-inspired compositions, and their role in shaping musicians’ public image and construction of European identity; and 2) musical life and collectorship in early nineteenth-century Norfolk, Virginia, and their intersection with gender, Jewish identity, urbanization, and the politics of the Early Republic.
Her recent publications have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studia Chopinowskie, and Symphonism in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Her writing and archival work have been supported by a series of grants, including the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Grant from the American Musicological Society. During the 2022–2023 academic year, she is a Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellow with the American Association of University Women. She currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society.